I went to visit Ren in her Hackney studio yesterday, a short walk from my flat in fact. It's always such a privilege to see how other creatives work and Ren's beautiful textiles caught my eye sometime back and I was curious to find out more about her creative process. Working with linen, Ren block prints functional and contemporary pieces for the home as well as a line of minimalist clothing. Inspired by abstract art, unusual object and architecture Ren carefully sources her linen from a flax mill in Lithuania when her grandmother worked for nearly 40 years. As we chatted about printing, Southern Italy and the wonders of Naples, our dogs Otis & Otto were happily playing on the floor- a morning very well spent.